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For a long time, the experience of patching Sun's Java software has been less than pleasant. The updates were huge and time consuming, the patching instructions were a mess and, even worse, Sun never removed older, vulnerable versions from the patched machine.
On Tuesday Sun Microsystems unveiled a new consumer-oriented product line called JavaFX, which among other things has a new language for interactive user interfaces. Sound a little like Flash? That's the idea, says Sun CTO Bob Brewin, and a new streamlined runtime system will help make it a reality.
How often do you see this? The CEO of one company (Sun's Jonathan Schwartz in this case), writing a review (albeit a short one) of how other companies products and services work (together).
Sun Microsystems taps Stephen Bennett to join its board based on his experience developing "growing and diverse businesses."
It's that time of year when unlikely ideas experience their brief moment in the sun
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